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This powerful free office program can replace Microsoft Office

This powerful free office program can replace Microsoft Office
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If you're typing up a document, filling out a spreadsheet or creating a presentation, there's a good chance you're using Microsoft Office. It's still the gold standard of productivity software.

Unfortunately, it's also on the expensive side. If you have an older version that's no longer supported, or you got a computer that doesn't have it, you might be reluctant to spend a bundle to get the latest version. Fortunately, you can get the same power and performance without the hefty price tag.

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Allow us to introduce LibreOffice. If you haven't heard of it before, LibreOffice is a free and open-source office suite that's compatible with Microsoft Office files. Since it's an open-source software, the program is continually updated and at no charge to you.

LibreOffice offers six programs that will feel instantly familiar to you if you've used Office before. Writer, Calc, and Impress are equivalent to Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. They have most of the same features, you just might need to poke around to find some of them.

Even better, as we said, LibreOffice can open and edit the documents you made in Office and can save new files in Office formats. LibreOffice is also compatible with the most popular document formats, not just Office documents. It's also compatible with OpenDocument Format (ODF) and you can even sign PDF documents without having to involve your printer!

Aside from Writer, Calc and Impress, LibreOffice includes drawing, database and equation programs, too. On top of these, there are plenty of extensions and templates you can add to give the program more features.

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